Brown CS News

Archive – September 2019

Lilika Markatou Wins An ISC Best Student Paper Award


Master's student Evangelia Anna (Lilika) Markatou of MIT and Professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown CS have just won the Best Paper Award for research ("Full Database Reconstruction with Access and Search Pattern Leakage") presented at the International Security Conference (ISC). They also co-wrote a second paper ("Mitigation Techniques for Attacks on 1-Dimensional …

Brown CS Alum danah boyd Wins An Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award


Founded almost thirty years ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the leading nonprofit organizations defending civil liberties in the digital world. In 1992, they established their Pioneer Award to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. The …

Brown CS Makes Responsible Computer Science An Integral Part Of Its Undergraduate Program


Computer science that benefits humanity, science that’s grounded in an awareness of its societal impact, has long been a Brown CS hallmark. Today, more than forty years after the founding of the department, global concern about the ethical and societal issues surrounding computing is greater than ever. This semester brings …